15 hectare newly built premises for VGT in Terneuzen

The growers of ‘Verenigde Groentetuinders’ are building again in Terneuzen, The Netherlands. The currrent greenhouse will be extended with 15 hectare. In 2016 they will start building and in November 2016 the first bell pepper plants will grow inside the new greenhouse. "The new greenhouse will be a copy of the first phase", tells Belgian grower Koen Neyens from the ‘Verenigde Groentetuinders.

"With the construction of the first phase in 2014, we already were planning the expansion in 2016. The installations are already provided for and so the warehouse and the packing hall are already equipped for the expansion. We are on track with the original planning."

Two colors of bell pepper will grow in the greenhouse and the distribution will go through the Belgian company BelOrta.

Rijkevorsel and Terneuzen
The ‘Verenigde Groentetuinders’ is a coöperation of the Flemish brothers Geert and Koen Neyens and father and son Jos and Wim Wuyts. Together they grow in Rijkevorsel, Rijkevoorsel, on 15 hectare. In 2013, they announced to establish themselves also at Terneuzen, because of the sustainable culture possibilities in the area. The choice fell on the Autriche polder due to the available space and the lay-out of the site. This made it possible to work in two major phases of 15 hectare each. And in truth; the second fase is a copy of the first. There will be diffuse glass on the roof. In 2013 we were one of the first bell pepper growers to equip our greenhouse with diffuse glass.”

With the newly premises the company will grow to a total of 45 hectare. There will be no space left for extension. Are they already looking for new areas? We consider everything step by step. We agreed on this action plan from the start - to grow one year and then start building again. By the time the building is finished we will have two years of experience. "

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